The Means, Not the End

It is quote day here at S&S. Here is a wonderful quote on the goal of God’s revelation of Himself in Jesus and in His Word.

The revelation of God was completed in Christ and recorded with complete adequacy in Scripture. But this revelation in Christ and in his Word is a means, not an end. The end is the creation of a new humanity, which will fully unfold the image of God. Therefore the whole revelation must be transmitted from Christ to the church, from Scripture to the [believer’s] consciousness. God seeks a dwelling place in humanity. (Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 1, p. 588)